PATEK PHILIPPE CALATRAVA REF. 3445 WHITE GOLD BOX & EXTRACT
Fine and rare 18k white gold self winding wristwatch with date. Box and Extract from the Archives
In 1844, during an exhibition in Paris, Antoine Norbert de Patek heard about Jean Adrien Philippe, who got noticed because of an extremely flat pocket watch. This timepiece had the particularity of not having a winding key, the hands are adjusted using a single crown. Patek is fascinated and offers the watchmaker the opportunity to be his technical director.
In 1851 the company is renamed Patek Philippe & Co.
Patek Philippe stands out with his Calatrava model, a streamlined watch, and imposed itself in the market for sober and elegant watches, the quintessence of the round wristwatch.
Calatrava Symbol of the brand is the Hispanic military order founded in the 12th century. It is the first Spanish military order.
The proposed model is a Calatrava, reference 3445, a watch with a round white gold case of 35 mm diameter, from 1967. A silver dial with applied baton indexes, straight hands and small second at 6. Date window at 3. With its original box and extract from the archives.
The movement is mechanical self-winding, entirely manufactured by Patek Philippe.
This is a rare Calatrava reference in white gold and elegant in every way.